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*Active Compounds in Reishi Mushrooms

Active Compound Compound Type Action Plant part
RNA Nucleic acid Interferon inducing; Anti-viral Spores
**(not identified) Alkaloids Heart tonic Fruit body
** Glycoproteins Tumor inhibitors Fruit body
Adenosine
Nucleotide Increases blood flow
muscle relaxant; Analgesic
Fruit body
Beta-D-glucans
Polysaccharide Anti-tumor; Immunostimulating
Lowers blood sugar; Heart tonic
Fruit body
Ganoderic Acids
Triterpenoids Anti-allergic; Liver protectant
Cholesterol synthesis inhibitor
Fruit body
Ganodermadiol Triterpenoid Lowers blood pressure; ACE inhibiting Fruit body
Adenosine
Nucleotide Increases blood flow;
muscle relaxant; Analgesic
Mycelium
Beta-D-glucans
Polysaccharide Anti-tumor; Immunostimulating
Interferon inducing
Mycelium
Uridine, Uracil Nucleosides Neuro-muscular restoratives Mycelium
Cyclooctasulpher   Anti-allergic Mycelium
Ling Zhi - 8
Protein Broad spectrum anti-allergic;
Immunomodulator
Mycelium
Ganodosterone Steroid Liver protectant Mycelium
Ganoderic Acids Triterpenoid Liver protectant Mycelium
Ganodermic Acid T-0 Triterpenoid Cholesterol synthesis inhibitor Mycelium
Oleic Acid Unsaturated Fatty Acid Anti-allergic Mycelium

**(not identified) Alkaloids Heart tonic Fruit body
** Glycoproteins Tumor inhibitors Fruit body
Adenosine Nucleotide Increases blood flow
muscle relaxant; Analgesic Fruit body
Beta-D-glucans Polysaccharide Anti-tumor; Immunostimulating Fruit body
Lowers blood sugar; Heart tonic
Ganoderic Acids Triterpenoids Anti-allergic; Liver protectant Fruit body
Cholesterol synthesis inhibitor
Ganodermadiol Triterpenoid Lowers blood pressure; ACE inhibiting Fruit body


Adenosine Nucleotide Increases blood flow; Mycelium
muscle relaxant; Analgesic
Beta-D-glucans Polysaccharide Anti-tumor; Immunostimulating Mycelium
Interferon inducing
Uridine, Uracil Nucleosides Neuro-muscular restoratives Mycelium
Cyclooctasulpher Anti-allergic Mycelium
Ling Zhi - 8 Protein Broad spectrum anti-allergic; Mycelium
Immunomodulator
Ganodosterone Steroid Liver protectant Mycelium
Ganoderic Acids Triterpenoid Liver protectant Mycelium
Ganodermic Acid T-0 Triterpenoid Cholesterol synthesis inhibitor Mycelium
Oleic Acid Unsaturated Fatty Acid Anti-allergic Mycelium


*adapted from Reishi Mushroom: Herb of Spiritual Potency and Medical Wonder
Sylvan Press, 1990.

 


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